Repair/replace broken window hardware

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Old 02-05-17, 09:00 AM
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Repair/replace broken window hardware

I bought an old house which had the windows sealed up. when I cut away the caulk I found out why they were sealed up. the hardware that connects the window to the window opener has broken off on most of the windows so when you open them they are falling off the house!
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I cant figure out what type of hardware I would use to fix this or how to fix it. As you can see from the picture the flat piece fits into the window and catches the hinge over the top but they have sheared off. any ideas on what hardware would work for this? any ideas at all?

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Old 02-05-17, 09:29 AM
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Are these all metal windows in a metal frame ?
I don't remember ever seeing them in a house before.
 

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Old 02-05-17, 10:32 AM
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They are probably old army barracks type awning windows. Very inefficient and you probably won't be able to find replacement parts unless a neighbor decides to scuttle his. I know it is not in the offing, but replacing the windows would be better. That way you would get a good seal and double paned glazing for energy savings. A picture taken from a step or two back from the house would help us see what you will be up against. We need to see the window and its surroundings.
 
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If they are what I think they are I've painted a lot of them in the southeast but I don't think I've seen one in over 25 yrs. More or less a casement window. I agree parts would be hard to come by.
 
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Close up's like that are useless.
I agree 100%, time to replace those old windows, not try and fix them!
Single pane, steel or aluminum frames, no seals between the sections.
Nothing but an energy hog.
 
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Old 02-15-17, 01:25 PM
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I added more pictures and you can see how it works. the rivet thing which is flat fits over the hinge holding it in place then you push out the thing which opens the windows. replacing them isnt an option because obviously if I had the choice of doing that I would be doing that. im not concerned about energy costs because that is just a huge myth and a long term cost vs a small short term cost isnt even realistic.

I am wondering if there is a way to drill into the aluminum I am assuming these are made from with some sort of self tapping thing with a flat head that would basically replace what is there already? I dont know what something like that would be called but surely there is something out there that would fix these.

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Old 02-15-17, 01:48 PM
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Those look like what we used to call Jalousie windows.

google/search/jalousie+window+hardware_images
 
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Old 02-15-17, 02:36 PM
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about energy costs because that is just a huge myth and a long term cost vs a small short term cost isnt even realistic
You are going to pour your money into something. I guess electricity and gas is as good as anything. I would prefer to pay once for energy efficiency (which BTW is absolutely not a myth) and rest assured my energy pay out would be reduced.
 
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Zero chance you will find any original parts. Im sure if you are handy you can fabricate something that might work. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-16-17, 11:59 AM
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They are Aluminum [ or steel] Awning windows that are very old. No chance of finding the hardware.
And if your gonna try to screw into the sash frames 90% sure you will crack or break the glass.
I have been replacing them for 30 years NY.
Caulk them shut or replace them
 
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Old 02-16-17, 02:27 PM
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I was trying to fix the windows because the most energy efficient thing is having the windows open so I dont have to use any energy at all. even with the highest efficiency window and my energy usage it would take like 20 years to recoup the cost of new windows hence it would definitely not make any sense to do so.

I see this site offers a fix but how do i replace the rivet as it says? where do i find a similar rivet?
 
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A rivet is replaced by drilling it out.
 
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